December 14, 2017
Prominent American climate change campaigners had a message for the world at French President Emmanuel Macron’s “One Planet” summit in Paris this week: President Trump may have pulled out of the Paris climate accord, but the United States hasn’t.
The refrain was repeated in various ways by, among others, former California Governor and Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Secretary of State John Kerry, and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who serves as the U.N. secretary-general’s special envoy for “cities and climate change.”
“It doesn’t matter that Donald Trump backed out of the Paris agreement, because the private sector didn’t drop out, the public sector didn’t drop out, universities didn’t drop out, scientists didn’t drop out, engineers didn’t drop out, no one dropped out,” Schwarzenegger said at the event in the French capital.
“Donald Trump pulled Donald Trump out of the Paris agreement, so don’t worry about any of that,” he said. “We at a sub-national level are going to pick up the slack and continue on.”
This article was posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:52 am